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Us 4, Garrido 3, San Bruno 3, America 3, Sarah Shourd 2, Citi 2, Abc 2, Albert Greenwood Brown 2, Handcuffs 2, Oakland 2, U.s. 2, California 2, Yeerg 1, The City 1, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 1, Mancini Sleepworld 1, Brown 1, Jaycee Dugard 1, Fattal 1, Steven Colbert 1,
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    September 24, 2010
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jose police officer abused his authority when he found out their son had sex with the officer's 14-year-old step daughter. >> the family's attorney says the officer showed up unannounced and took their son into a separate room. >> they heard noise. they heard a thud. when they got in there their saw their son on the floor in handcuffs getting up. >> the video segment we reviewed is five minutes and 37 seconds long. we talked today with the officer's attorney right after she watched the cell phone video for the first time. she says it shows a concerned father given permission to use scare straight tactic autos no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting getting upset, crying. so the video is from the cop's
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perspective. >> terry bowman points to an early portion of the video. the father speaks up while his son is in handcuffs. >> the family's attorney says the officer threatened the teenager numerous times and crossed the line in using his position as an officer to settle a domestic matter. >> this does not bode well for you. do you know what that means? that is good thing. >> san jose police did tell us wednesday both juveniles were cited for having sex with a minor. those citations are likely in the hands of juvenile probation for possible refer to the district attorney's office for her part the d.a.says she's reviewing to case to see if the officer faces any criminal charges.
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>> today a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in more than four years. the u.s. district judge found the state had adequate lay dressed concerns about the lethal injection process. which means that this man could be executed next week scheduled to be put to death tuesday for the 1980 rape and murder of a teen-aged girl. >> in january 2006 a judge halted executions in california ordering prison officials to overhaul the process saying he was concerned about the drugs used in this injection and he found the death chamber witness rooms inadequate. for four and a half years the prison has been working to comply with that order. the judge found the state has complied with the 2006 order by prefushishing the old death chamber to revise training and
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procedures. the judge found albert greenwood brown's attorneys failed to produce evidence the injection would constitute cruel and unusual punishment. >> given that brown's attorneys are given with burdening evidence he finds sefdz not there. >> albert greenwood brown is found guilty of kidnapping raping and killing a 15-year-old girl whom he abducted as she's walking home from school. he dragged her into this orange grove. when he was done called her family taunted them and saying you'll never see your daughter again. by phone jordan's brother told her sister station it's a shame the family had to wait 30 years for justice. >> his live should have been forfeited years ago because of what he did. the justice system failed failed our family.
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and coming up we'll hear from prosecutors pressing for this execution next week and from the aclu attorneys who are trying to stop it. dan? >> a judge today temporarily suspended criminal proceedings against a man accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard holding her prison 18 years in his home. the public defender says her client may be mentally incompetent. garrido faces kidnapping rape and false imprisonment in the 1991 disappearance of dugard. >> what we're talking about here is whether or not a citizen is making -- able to make a decision about his kids whchl someone wants to go to trial for crazy reasons or wants to not go to trial for crazy reasons that person is not competent. >> the judge said he based this decision on talk was garrido's attorney and
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observing the defendant in court. the judge did not stop proceedings against garrido's wife nancy. >> tonight we're getting a close look at the demolition and clean up work going on in san bruno after the pipeline disaster. most of the homeowners have signed on to county's clean up program but there are questions about who will pay the final bill. and abc 7 got on the phone to try to sort out the question whof will pay the bill here. he got on the phone with the county and pg&e tells us pg&e will pay that. has in the been well communicated or shown in writing to the homeowners. water suppresses phone shallly toxic dust. debris loaded into sealed containers monitors test for connam tam nants. >> is there asbestos? >> there is a possibility there may be. as of yet i don't think we've
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found any. a check list shows regulations to be met when cleaning up a site like this one. the county believes it's qualified for the process. only 29 of the 35 signed off on letting the county handle it. the cost could be as high as nearly $60,000 per home and it's not entirely clear who will pay the bill. >> we'll work with insurance companies to collect some of the money back beyond that if there is additional money the county will be looking at other options for funding. >> the property owner is regaining responsibilities for clean up of their own personal fight. >> that is what worries this homeowner whose claremont avenue house was burned to the ground. he thinks pg&e should be paying out of the $100 million fund set up for homeowners. he says he won't sign a clean up contract until he's sure he won't have to pay the bill.
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the work expected to take three to four weeks and peterson says there no firm deadline. just an attempt to be done before wind and rain arrives to make a bad situation worse. >> i do not want to try to have to deal with the runnoff that is going to come off these reports. that would be near impossible. >> and coming up washington going to take a look at what happened here congress woman jackie spear will be introducing legislation that will among other things require disclosure of pipeline locations to homeowners also the state p.u.c. and san bruno mayor scheduled to testify before the senate committee on commerce science and transportation that according to senator j rockefeller's office. >> and the san bruno fire killed three generations of one family. today they're being remembered together in a funeral service in burlingame. they're an 85-year-old her
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50-year-old son and his 17-year-old son. and about 500 family and friends are gathered to mourn the passing. members of the u.s. marine corps and their home located near the site of the explosion. they're three of the seven people who are killed. >> two suspects arrested for posing as victims of the san bruno catastrophe in order to get gift cards and aid have now been charged. diante ben yet and another are charged with felony counts. investigators say they went to the disaster assistance center and submitted addresses of homes damaged by the explosion. both remain free on $25,000 bail. two others arrested in this case have already been charged. >> there is another official being investigated for allegedly ripping off the city of bell. prosecutors say the police chief randy yamds cut a
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possibly fraudulent disibility deal arks louing him to pay taxes on only half of his $400,000 a year pension. he was not arrested on fraud charges this week. they're accused of misusing taxpayer money from the city in los angeles county to help pad their enormous salary autos speaking of salaries citi group is rewarding 25 top executive was multi million dollar raises and bonuses. they will receive $9.5 million in salary and $5 million in bonus money. the head of consumer banking for the americas gets 8. -- $8 million and a bonus of $4 million. the chief financial officer receiving just over $4 million and a $2 million bonus. it's ceo declined a raise and his salary remains at $1 for the second year in a row. is he expected to receive a huge compensation package come next year.
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citi was the hardest hit u.s. bank during the crisis receiving $45 billion in bailout money. the bank avoided rules preventing such high salaries by paying with stock instead of cash. >> comedian steven colbert went to testify about the plight of migrant farm workers april yeerg at the request of san jose congress woman and testified as his comedy central character a conservative news common tateor and offered his quote vast knowledge drawn from spending one day on a farm. and he demanded action on the agriculture industry's dependence on immigrant labor. >> this america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american then sliced by a guatemalan served by a
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venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> not everybody was pleased. before he began democrat john connered asked him to leave but later backed down. some weren't pleased he testified in character. democrats saying the g.o.p. wunts invited elmo to testify. >> and construction is now underway on the first tunnel to run under san francisco bay. dignitaries held a ceremony today on the tunnel carrying water from hetch hetchy system to the peninsula. it's part a greater regional water improvement program expected to be completed in 2015. >> and coming up revelations about convicted felons being hired to help the elderly in our state. a frightening bank robbery. crooks strap a bomb to a teller to make off with the
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loot. >> i'm sandhya patel. the warming trend about to escalate. i'll tell you about our hot autumn weekend coming up. >> and thank you. plus sarah shourd gets her face-to-face with iran's president. wililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililililil
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. as she hoped sarah shourd wet met with the president of iran today came out of the meeting she says hopeful pleading for release of her fiancee and heir friend from an iranian prison arrested while hiking here the iraq iran border. shourd spent 14 months in solitary confinement released 10 days ago for health reasons. >> it's a good feeling to be able to tell him my story
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directly. i'm thankful for this and hopeful it will make a difference for shane and josh. >> president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not answer a direct question today about whether these men would be released but has told the associated press before he hopes bower and fattal could provide evidence they were not trying to cross the border illegally. >> police are looking for three bank robber who's robbed a bank without setting foot inside of the building breaking into the home of a bank teller strapping a bomb to his chest held his father hostage and sent the teller to the bank of america before it opened. he retrieved cash, and the branch manager called police after the robbers hanlded money. nobody was hurt and police say the bank teller had nothing to do with that robbery. >> and believe it or not robbers killers and rapists and other crooks can end up providing in home care for elderly people that you love. tonight the governor wants the law changed so felons are for
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bidden from providing home care for some of the vulnerable people in the state. abc 7 is in sacramento. they are some of the most-vulnerable citizens elderly and disabled need in home care. but hundreds of those care givers have violent pafts. >> you can burn someone's house down? >> yes. you can murder someone? >> yes. >> rape a 3-year-old? >> yes. >> the governor got approveal to require background checks for in home support service workers. state data identified a thousand convicted felons working or seeking jobs in the program. 800 were fire bud 200 continue to work because a court ruled that the state can only disqualify those who had committed just three crimes. physical child abuse not sexual elderly abuse and defrauding public assistance programs. there are 70,000 workers needing back ground checks.
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>> when you're talking about a population of people that are vulnerable and that are in their own homes of course it's concerning that people with serious criminal back grounds could have contact with them. >> private laws prevent the authorities from telling the elderly about the crimes. but the union representing in home workers say out of 400,000 care givers 200 isn't a big number and john says two of his providers had criminal pafts and did a good job. >> someone's criminal background does not prevent them from providing good care for a individual like myself. >> the governor has sent a letter to the legislature demanding a fix to this system. >> it's equivalent to a rapist and murderer coming into my grandmother's home and taking care of them. >> and not being able to legally fire or deny them in employment.
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>> the home confinement store is cleaning up damage this morning. police say three masked men pepper sprayed employees and customers before taking a sledge hammer to the cases and running off with jewelry. they took november a white sedan believed to be a cadillac. the car driven by a fourth suspect last seen southbound headed towards san ramone. police are reviewing video of the hold up. >> oakland's mcclimben high school dedicated its new football field today. this was the ribbon cutting at william bellford state yismt he lettered in football basketball and track and field. and graduated in 1948 became a major ben factor. the event featured a backpack give away and the showcase of the i pads provided by apple purchased by mac alumni
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association and other donors. very execute -- exciting day. >> and big game there tonight. and there is sandhya patel. >> it could not be better. you're going to see temperatures into 70s so heading into the game just a mild evening. there is clear skies expected. there is great weather for the game and weekend. outside i'm going to show you what it looks like around the state. looking from our camera at lake tahoe. it's mostly sunny skies now. heading to tahoe expect low 80s after chilly start of low 30s. here is the view. this is going to be a popular place. santa cruz beach official high 86 degrees and it's only going to get hotter there for saturday. one last live picture from our high definition emeryville camera. you can see fog is nowhere to be found not here in the bay area.
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and expected to remain away for a day. saturday is going to be a clear one. there are numbers 60s and 70s at beaches. 80s and 90s across the rest of the bay area. we're up 10 degrees in mountain view. nine degrees warmer in napa concord up seven. san jose eight degrees warmer. warmer tomorrow and there is heat peeking towards monday. there is water vapor imagery. there is this strong ridge of high pressure. warming continues saturday and there is a subtle change bringing about just enough weakening of the ridge of high pressure that a warming trend causes on sunday. inland areas will host. coastal areas drop just a few degrees. so if making plans saturday will be warmer two of days. there is numbers into upper
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40s towards antioch area and you'll notice here low 50s along the coast. there is a spare the air day tomorrow. and moderate air quality inlnld and good for the rest of the bay area. air quality is expected to deteriorate heading into monday. we're expecting to see hottest temperatures here hitting triple digits by monday inland. tomorrow warm day into south bay. 91 degrees in san jose. and on the peninsula it's going to be a warm day as well. 91 in los altos z if you're heading to fog fest in pacifica 74 degrees tomorrow. and no fog. clear skies and on sunday there may be a patch or two of fog for the fog there. downtown san francisco 84 degrees and a warm afternoon. and it's going to get hot in the north bay.
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mid-90s around calistoga and novato. santa rosa 94. east bay 88 in oakland and 92 in freem yonlt. inland 96 in pleasanton. around the bay santa cruz up to 92 tomorrow. and inland morgan hill 95 degrees spare the air tomorrow. very warm to hot conditions. next three days if you don't like the heat coastal areas will be into comfort zone. low to upper 70s next three days and a gradual cooling trend but gradual as you can see. and have to wait until the end of the week next week to see 80s. >> wow. >> yes. >> 100 monday. it's going to be hot. >> thank you. >> and still ahead 7 on your side serving up a friday free stuff including two deal autos and are your unused pills in the medicine cabinet contributing to america's drug problem? what you can do about it this weekend.
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woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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the weekend is here time to check in with the most popular guy on friday nights. >> that is some fun food tonight. >> this is heavy. >> okay. >> oh. >> and this is interesting. >> yes. >> and holy cow. >> look at that thing. that is amazing. it's a hot spud. and it's a free chicken spud from spud in san francisco. so this is a brand new restaurant. it's near fisherman's wharf. >> there is corn onions black onion grilled chicken. that is how i take mine. how did they know? and you're going to get the retail value is 7.95. you can try it free and decide if you like them. and keeping with our chicken motif. >> okay. >> and foster farms base basically these are slicken sliders.
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and there is tiny chicken guys interest there. try them out. they have the best television commercials going. >> and yes. >> and how do you get this? >> so glad you asked. you can log on any time and if you go to the consumer blog there are two items one is food. it's not chicken. >> okay. >> and very cool. >> thank you. >> s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
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coming up at 6:00 fix in at fremont court house tonight arrest of two traffic clerks for taking bribes and fixing tickets. >> you're going to see what is behind a surge in charter schools and why they're thriving when traditional schools are not. >> and a look at the historic homes in the bay area that you can buy rent or simply go look at for yourself. i'm going take you on a tour coming up at 6:00. >> and that looks like fun. >> doesn't cost a thing to look. right? >> that is going to do it for us. wo